THERE has been a jump in COVID cases in Federation Shire, but Albury continues to have the largest number of diagnoses in the Riverina.
Data released on Sunday by the Murrumbidgee Local Health District showed there were 25 cases reported across its region in the 24 hours to 8pm on Saturday, with 19 in Albury or Federation council areas.
Eleven were in Albury, compared with 17 for the previous day, while the eight in Federation was markedly up on the two in the 24 hours to 8pm on Friday.
That follows a push for greater testing in Corowa and surrounds following cases connected to the local hospital being revealed last week.
Federation mayor Pat Bourke said the cases in his area showed the importance of being vigilant.
COVID testing at the Corowa hospital will continue to be offered on Monday by the health service.
Anyone at the hospital between November 2 and last Friday is advised to monitor for COVID-19 characteristics and undergo testing if they experience even mild cold-like symptoms.
Meanwhile, south of the Murray River, there were five new cases in the North East reported in the 24 hours to 8pm on Saturday.
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These consisted of three in the Rural City of Wangaratta and two in Indigo Shire, which has had cases at Rutherglen.
Across the previous reporting period there were three incidences of COVID-19; one in each of Wodonga, Wangaratta and Indigo.
Albury Wodonga Health reported overall there were 153 COVID-infected people receiving its care.
"There are currently six COVID-positive patients in hospital, with none in our intensive care unit," it stated in a media release yesterday.
In total there are 235 active COVID cases in the Albury Wodonga Health catchment area.
Back north of the Murray River, Murrumbidgee health district has noted the number of people infected by COVID during the current outbreak has now reached 906.
Albury is responsible for more than two-thirds of that tally, with 678 matters.
That figure dwarfs the totals recorded in other Riverina local government areas, such as Wagga (44), Greater Hume (34), Federation (31) and Berrigan (13).
Across the weekend there were positive detections of COVID-19 fragments in sewage at Corowa and Mulwala.
Meanwhile, venues of concern will not be listed on the NSW Health Department's website from Monday, given the state's high vaccination rate.
There are currently six COVID-positive patients in hospital, with none in our intensive care unit.- Albury Wodonga Health
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